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BMC Microbiology

Clinical microbiology and vaccines

Section edited by Igor Mokrousov and Raffaele Zarrilli

This section aims to publish studies looking at all aspects of clinical microbiology, including virology, epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance, vaccines and immune responses.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) remains the main causative viral pathogen of porcine circovirus-associated diseases (PCVAD) of great economic importance in pig industry globally. This...

    Authors: Kayode Olayinka Afolabi, Benson Chuks Iweriebor, Larry Chikwelu Obi and Anthony Ifeanyi Okoh

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:212

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Dysbiosis of gut microbiota are commonly reported in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and may contribute to behavioral impairment. Vitamin A (VA) plays a role in regulation of gut microbiota. This study was perf...

    Authors: Juan Liu, Xiao Liu, Xue-Qin Xiong, Ting Yang, Ting Cui, Na-Li Hou, Xi Lai, Shu Liu, Min Guo, Xiao-Hua Liang, Qian Cheng, Jie Chen and Ting-Yu Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:204

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  3. Content type: Methodology Article

    Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common diagnoses in girls and women, and to a lesser extent in boys and men younger than 50 years. Escherichia coli, followed by Klebsiella spp. and Proteus spp., ...

    Authors: Milena Lussu, Tania Camboni, Cristina Piras, Corrado Serra, Francesco Del Carratore, Julian Griffin, Luigi Atzori and Aldo Manzin

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:201

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  4. Content type: Methodology Article

    Outbreaks of Kingella kingae infection are an emerging public health concern among daycare attendees carrying epidemic clones in the oropharynx. However, genotyping of such epidemic clones from affected cases is ...

    Authors: Nawal El Houmami, Janek Bzdrenga, Jean-Christophe Pons, Philippe Minodier, Guillaume André Durand, Anis Oubraham, Dimitri Ceroni, Pablo Yagupsky, Didier Raoult, Philippe Bidet and Pierre-Edouard Fournier

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:200

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Citrobacter strains are opportunistic pathogens often responsible for serious enteric as well as extra-intestinal diseases, and therefore the O-antigenic scheme, still in use in diagno...

    Authors: Ewa Katzenellenbogen, Magdalena Staniszewska, Nina A. Kocharova, Małgorzata Mieszała, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal, Sabina Górska, Yuriy A. Knirel and Andrzej Gamian

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:169

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2017 17:173

  6. Content type: Research article

    Cationic antibacterial peptides (CAPs) and synthetic molecules mimicking the amphiphilic structure of CAPs, such as ceragenins, are promising compounds for the development of new antimicrobials.

    Authors: Bonita Durnaś, Ewelina Piktel, Marzena Wątek, Tomasz Wollny, Stanisław Góźdź, Jolanta Smok-Kalwat, Katarzyna Niemirowicz, Paul B. Savage and Robert Bucki

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:167

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The ecological plaque hypothesis explains caries development as the result of the enrichment of acid tolerant bacteria in dental biofilms in response to prolonged periods of low pH. Acid production by an acid ...

    Authors: A Senneby, JR Davies, G Svensäter and J Neilands

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:165

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  8. Content type: Methodology Article

    Alphaviruses are arthropod borne RNA viruses of medical importance. Geographical expansion of mosquitoes of the Aedes genus in the past decades has been associated with major Alphavirus-associated outbreaks. Clim...

    Authors: Claude Giry, Bénédicte Roquebert, Ghislaine Li-Pat-Yuen, Philippe Gasque and Marie-Christine Jaffar-Bandjee

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:164

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  9. Content type: Research article

    MALDI-TOF MS is an analytical method that has recently become integral in the identification of microorganisms in clinical laboratories. It relies on databases that majorly employ pattern recognition or finger...

    Authors: Ali Kassim, Valentin Pflüger, Zul Premji, Claudia Daubenberger and Gunturu Revathi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:128

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  10. Content type: Methodology Article

    Diagnosis of enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) associated diarrhea is complicated by the diversity of E.coli virulence factors. This study developed a multiplex quantitative PCR assay based on high-resolution meltin...

    Authors: Weilan Wang, Ruurd T. Zijlstra and Michael G. Gänzle

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:114

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Acute gastroenteritis is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in humans worldwide. The rapid and specific identification of infectious agents is crucial for correct patient management. However, diagnosis ...

    Authors: Antonio Piralla, Giovanna Lunghi, Gianluigi Ardissino, Alessia Girello, Marta Premoli, Erika Bava, Milena Arghittu, Maria Rosaria Colombo, Alessandra Cognetto, Patrizia Bono, Giulia Campanini, Piero Marone and Fausto Baldanti

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:111

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  12. Content type: Research article

    This study of the oropharyngeal microbiome complements the previously published AZIthromycin in Severe ASThma (AZISAST) clinical trial, where the use of azithromycin was assessed in subjects with exacerbation-...

    Authors: Guido Lopes dos Santos Santiago, Guy Brusselle, Kenny Dauwe, Pieter Deschaght, Chris Verhofstede, Dries Vaneechoutte, Ellen Deschepper, Paul Jordens, Guy Joos and Mario Vaneechoutte

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:109

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  13. Content type: Methodology Article

    In 2005–2006 a major epidemics of Chikungunya disease occurred in South-West Indian Ocean islands. In Reunion Island, the magnitude of Chikungunya infection related symptoms was high and with over 38% of serol...

    Authors: Claude Giry, Bénédicte Roquebert, Ghislaine Li-Pat-Yuen, Philippe Gasque and Marie-Christine Jaffar-Bandjee

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:105

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  14. Content type: Researc article

    The epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated in horse infections is not well documented, especially in France. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of MRSA isolat...

    Authors: François Guérin, Marguerite Fines-Guyon, Pierrick Meignen, Géraldine Delente, Caroline Fondrinier, Nancy Bourdon, Vincent Cattoir and Albertine Léon

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:104

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  15. Content type: Methodology Article

    Accurate identification of Aspergillus species is a very important subject. Mass spectral fingerprinting using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is genera...

    Authors: Sayaka Nakamura, Hiroaki Sato, Reiko Tanaka, Yoko Kusuya, Hiroki Takahashi and Takashi Yaguchi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:100

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Campylobacteriosis is a dominant bacterial cause of foodborne infection and is considered the main public health problem in Europe and many other countries worldwide. In the study lasting from 2011 to 2013 we ...

    Authors: Bernadeta Szczepanska, Małgorzata Andrzejewska, Dorota Spica and Jacek J. Klawe

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:80

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  17. Content type: Methodology article

    Sample collection for gut microbiota analysis from in-patients can be challenging. Collection method and storage conditions are potential sources of variability. In this study, we compared the bacterial microb...

    Authors: Christine M. Bassis, Nicholas M. Moore, Karen Lolans, Anna M. Seekatz, Robert A. Weinstein, Vincent B. Young and Mary K. Hayden

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:78

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